Improve Web Security With Chrome’s Auto-Generated Passwords

Improve Web Security With Chrome’s Auto-Generated Passwords

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One of the most common ways that hackers break into computers is by guessing passwords. Simple and commonly used passwords create opportunities for intruders to easily gain access and control of a computing device.

Conversely, a unique, difficult to guess password makes it extremely hard for common hackers to break into a machine and will force them to look for another target.

A strong password like aF#4*9Pm£7! is much harder for attackers to break than ILoveMyCat123, and using a series of unique passwords means all your other accounts will still be safe in the event of one compromised account.

The great thing is that you don’t have to be too creative to come up with a powerful password; you just need to remember that powerful, impossible-to-guess password you set.

If you’re not good at inventing powerful passwords or if you don’t have time for such a thing, there’s plenty of software programs that can save you time and effort by generating strong passwords for you. But the greater news is that if you’re a Chrome user, you won’t need to use any of them, because Chrome’s Built-in Password Auto-Generator will create rock solid passwords for you.

How Do I Enable Chrome’s Password Auto-Generator?

Chrome’s Password Auto-Generator tool requires you to enable one of Chrome’s flags. Flags are experimental features and changing random settings could have adverse effects on your system, so proceed with caution. Here’s how to turn on Chrome’s password auto-generator:

1. Open Chrome.
2. Type chrome://flags in the Omnibox and press Enter.
3. Scroll down to Password generation.
4. Select Enabled from the dropdown box.

Now, every time Chrome sees a password field on a site, it will automatically suggest a random password in a drop-down menu. Just click the right mouse button on the password field and choose "Generate password".

You can use this feature whenever you change your password or make a new account.

Voila Social Media Team